Atypus muralis

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Atypus muralis
Atypus muralis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Atypidae
Genus: Atypus
Species: A. muralis
Binomial name
Atypus muralis
Bertkau, 1890
Synonyms

Atypus piceus
Proatypus muralis

Atypus muralis is a mygalomorph spider from Central Europe to Turkmenistan. It is very similar to Atypus piceus, but the posterior spinnerets consist of four instead of three segments.[1] They also build tubes that can be up to one meter deep. Females grow to around 12mm, while males grow to 9mm.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Dick (1989) A Guide to Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe (revised edition), Hamlyn, ISBN 0-600-56710-9, p. 46